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Old 02-03-2007, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Salmon and Asparagus!

I love smoked salmon, but has anyone seen it without outrageously high levels of sodium? Maybe its available in the states, and maybe not in Sydney where i am...


There a good article from Poliquin in T-nation, this snippet caught my eye, ive definately noticed this side-effect, despite fairly a fairly high intake of B vits:

If your urine reeks after eating asparagus, congratulations! You officially have a genetic defect and can't methylate asparagine properly. Apparently, prevalence of this defect is on the rise in the US and is a red flag for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers, and prostate cancer amongst others. Try jacking up your methyl donors such as folic acid and B12 to turn off that gene.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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I'm no cook...but pretty sure anytime you "Smoke" meat it has added sodium nitrate to it. Also anytime you buy already pre-cooked or frozen, chances are they also added sodium nitrate as a preservative. So unless it is fresh and not cured or smoked....probably not a good idea.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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I think you've got it a bit backwards unless there is a more recent study. Read the link: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/43/1671_51089

People who can smell it have a gene that allows them to metabolize it.

Can you pls supply a more scientific source for your claim?
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:42 AM   #4
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I think you've got it a bit backwards unless there is a more recent study. Read the link: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/43/1671_51089

People who can smell it have a gene that allows them to metabolize it.

Can you pls supply a more scientific source for your claim?

That is just what Charles Poliquin claimed in that latest article.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:05 PM   #5
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Interesting. Caloric restriction and IF are protective of Parkinsons, Alzheimers etc...I wonder if it's via a different mechanism or if those stressors increase activity of a methylating enzyme....I've nto yet read the poliquin article, will check that out.
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